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    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 27 - August 29, 2014

    The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites include: 

    MIT Museum, Worcester Art Museum, and Franklin Park Zoo (June 27)
    Falmouth Museums on the Green (July 4)
    JFK Library and Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and New England Historic Genealogical Society (July 11) ...more


    Ametsuchi: An installation and video by Rinko Kawauchi

    Presented by Lesley University

    September 4 - October 30, 2014

    Ametsuchi, translated loosely as “song of the universe,” brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as traditional-style...more

    Höweler + Yoon Architecture reveals Swing Time

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 21 - October 31, 2014

    Making its debut, “Swing Time” is the highly anticipated interactive lighting-enabled swing-set from award-winning architects Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon of Höweler +...more

    Highfield Hall: Quilts: Pushing the Seams

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    September 10 - October 31, 2014

    An exhibition of contemporary quilts by artists whose work is featured in Rachel May’s, Quilting with a Modern Slant. Artists use unconventional materials such as rubber, Tyvek, embedded...more

    D Street ArtLAB presents “O Pioneers”

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 21 - October 31, 2014

    In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of change-makers...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 1, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    Evening of Evil: An Exclusive Halloween Screening of The Evil Dead with Special Guest Bruce Campbell

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    November 1, 2014

    The Evil Dead launched Raimi and Tapert’s careers and made star Bruce Campbell a cult movie icon. Spawning two hit sequels: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness,...more

    Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 23 - November 2, 2014

    A celebration of creativity, community, and friendship, The Visitors (2012) documents a 64-minute durational performance Kjartansson staged with some of his closest friends at the romantically...more

    Opera at the Cinema: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 2, 2014

    Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story...more

    "Final Sale" Opening Reception

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 6, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events...more

    Dr. William Pfaff "Music, Image, Time: Place as Inspiration"

    Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts

    November 6, 2014

    The multimedia presentation highlights Dr. Pfaff’s interdisciplinary experiences as an Artist-in-Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park. It includes...more

    Make Music Boston

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 21 - November 7, 2014

     Live music performances every Thursday and Friday from local talent enliven the area with home-grown indie rock, fiery fiddlers, an electronic marimba and more. Check out The Lawn on D...more

    An Evening of Illumination

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    November 8, 2014

    The annual Evening of Illumination will take place at Old Sturbridge Village on November 8. Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of an early New...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE PARENT TRAP (1961)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 8, 2014

    Starring Hayley Mills and Hayley Mills, The Parent Trap is the delightful comic tale of twin sisters, long separated, who meet accidentally for the first time at summer camp. After...more

    Brian Kaplan: Not Your Vacation

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

    September 7 - November 9, 2014

    Brian Kaplan's photographs in Not Your Vacation are part of an extensive project documenting Cape Cod in the off-season. Kaplan's stark views of shuttered motels and abandoned...more

    The Expressive Voice: Brought to Light

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

    September 7 - November 9, 2014

    The Expressive Voice: Brought to Light is a reinstallation of our Permanent Collection showcasing select works from the 1930s to today. Works on view highlight the mythical and spiritual aspects...more

    Sarah Pollman: Aura/Ground

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art

    September 7 - November 9, 2014

    Sarah Pollman: Aura/Ground includes work from two of the artist's photographic series--separated by shifts in philosophy and technique, but united in close observation of the tenuous...more

    DISPOSSESSION International Conference

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 9 - November 11, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present “Economic Racism in Perspective: Past and Present in the US and Germany,” a series of events...more

    Triumph! Unsung Black Veterans in U.S. History (Duty-Sacrifice-Honor)

    at The Strand Theatre

    August 14 - November 14, 2014

    Triumph! Unsung Black Veterans in U.S. History (Duty-Sacrifice-Honor) is a three month exhibit that celebrates men and women of color in U.S. history that have contributed to the...more

    Boston International Fine Art Show

    Presented by Fusco & Four

    November 13 - November 16, 2014

    Galleries from Europe, Canada and across the U.S. will offer more than 3,000 original works of art at the 18TH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW in Boston’s hip and historic South...more

    "The Last Store Standing: Commerce as Force, Symbol and Casualty in the Gentrifying American City"

    Presented by Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    November 20, 2014

    The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to present a series of events scheduled for November 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of 1964...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 22, 2014

    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the...more

    Focusing the Abstract

    Presented by Boston Musica Viva at Tsai Performance Center

    November 22, 2014

    Join us for a poignant and powerful collaborative new work of video and music by Richard and Deborah Cornell, paired with the vivid imagery and emotion of Berio’s Folk Songs.


    Dance at the Cinema: DON QUIXOTE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 23, 2014

    “The Knight of the Sad Face” and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are mixed up in the wild love affairs of the stunning Kitri and the seductive Basilio in a richly colourful,...more

    Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum

    July 5 - November 23, 2014

    Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators are those artists, both past and present, who are recognized for continuously experimenting with traditional techniques and materials as well...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET MOVIE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 29, 2014

     They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible…they're the Muppets. In their first full-length movie, see how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began:...more

    Thanksgiving Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    November 27 - November 30, 2014

    Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for...more

    Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    December 2, 2014

     Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which...more

    Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    March 6 - December 5, 2014

     Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The...more

    Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    November 8 - December 6, 2014

    Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls,...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    Boston Open Studios 2014

    Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

    June 7 - December 7, 2014

    Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! ...more

    Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

    September 11 - December 7, 2014

    The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot by means of original images (posters, couriers, photographs, etc.) and...more

    Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery

    September 11 - December 7, 2014

    The first exhibition in 13 years focusing on a curated selection of 47 of the finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media from the Tufts University Permanent Art...more

    Pondering Walden Discussion Series

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

    November 20 - December 11, 2014

    Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series...more

    Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    December 13, 2014

    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master...more

    Free Drop-in Family Days

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    September 13 - December 13, 2014

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families to drop in and unleash their creativity during Free Drop-In Family Days. Sponsored by the Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, and Maynard Cultural...more

    Dance at the Cinema: SWAN LAKE LEGENDS

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    December 14, 2014

    A never-before-seen high definition restoration of a historic Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn 1966 performance of Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky) at the Vienna State Opera...more

    James Palmigiano: Recent Collages

    Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

    September 3 - December 17, 2014

    Fr. James Palmigiano is an artist and Trappist monk who resides at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His collages reflect his experience of life in the monastery, with the...more

    The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

    Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

    September 3 - December 17, 2014

    The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni,...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    December 20, 2014

    ‘Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of...more

    Christmas by Candlelight

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    December 5 - December 21, 2014

    Discover the foundations of today’s Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight event. Historians will explain the origin of traditions like Father...more

    Feast Your Eyes

    Presented by Wellesley College

    September 17 - December 21, 2014

    Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still...more

    Opera at the Cinema: FALSTAFF

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    December 21, 2014

    A lyric comedy opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

    The composer views the escapades of the old penniless and pot-bellied knight, who wants to deceive the wives and ends up routed, in a...more

    Jamie Wyeth

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    July 16 - December 28, 2014

    The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings...more

    Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    August 6, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a...more

    Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    August 14, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod....more

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History

    February 22 - December 31, 2014

     Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the...more

    Hammond Residential Real Estate South End Exhibits: The World We Live In

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    September 20 - December 31, 2014

    The Hammond Residential Real Estate office located in the ATELIER 505 building, at 505 Tremont Street in Boston's South End, is pleased to present an exhibit in conjunction with Canvas Fine...more

    December School Vacation Week

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    School’s out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning outdoor events for kids ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, and...more

    Lorna Simpson

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at

    September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Opening on September 20 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Lorna Simpson is a comprehensive retrospective that highlights the main themes and concerns of the influential artist’s...more

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